Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Richard C. Alston Plays Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue' at 'American Dreamers' Concert Feb. 12

[Richard C. Alston]

On Nov. 21 AfriClassical posted: “Ensemble du Monde in 'American Dreamers' Feb. 12: Gershwin, Barber, Copland, Still & Onovwerosuoke.” We have learned that pianist Richard C. Alston will perform at the concert as well.

“Ensemble du Monde presents ‘American Dreamers‘
concert in Black History Month features renowned director and producer Chapman Roberts (host) with special guest soprano Alison Buchanan and pianist Richard Alston:

“On February 12, 2011 at 8pm at Merkin Concert Hall, Ensemble du Monde will explore the diversity of American composers in Black History Month with a spectacular concert featuring iconic works of George Gershwin, Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland, William Grant Still and a world premiere by Fred Onovwerosuoke.

Music Director Marlon Daniel leads the orchestra. Also featured are critically acclaimed British soprano Alison Buchanan performing Barber’s Knoxville and Richard Alston in Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Other guests include renowned director and producer Chapman Roberts and composer Fred Onovwerosuoke.

Marlon Daniel, conductor & piano
Alison Buchanan, soprano
Richard Alston, piano
Chapman Roberts, host

ONOVWEROSUOKE New Work TBA (world premiere)
GRANT STILL Mother and Child
BARBER Knoxville: Summer of 1915
COPLAND Appalachian Spring*
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue

*soloists: Crystal Zagarello - flute, Liz Player - clarinet, Susanne Chen - bassoon
Tickets are $50 (priority), $40 and $20 (seniors and students)
MERKIN CONCERT HALL | 129 West 67th Street NYC | (212) 501-3330
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